A 39-year-old female asked:
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how long do you need to wait before drinking alcohol after treatment with diflucan (fluconazole)?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Probably 1 wk : Fluconazole (diflucan) interaction with alcohol is probably less severe than other similar medications i.e. Metronidazole. However, Diflucan (fluconazole) is a long acting medicine and stays in your system for approxmtly a week, so it is better to avoid any alcohol (even medicinal) for 7-10 days.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol/diflucan: Diflucan (fluconazole) can stay in your system 5-7 days since it is long-acting, and although interactions are not severe, it is advised that u not drink alcohol for at least 5 days.
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
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